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What Does It Mean When You Dream About Your Crush?

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I'm Erica. I love to help people in their relationships and spiritual lives. I've been through a lot of ups and downs, and I want to share my insights with you.
What Does It Mean When You Dream About Your Crush?

Do you ever wonder what it means when you dream about your boyfriend or girlfriend crush? Well, don’t worry! 

We’re here to help. Whether it’s the person who just got out of a relationship or someone you’ve been crushing on since forever, dreaming about them can be both exciting and terrifying—especially if they haven’t noticed you yet. 

Here are some common themes and meanings that come up in dreams featuring crushes.

15 Meanings When You Dream About Your Crush

1. You genuinely like them

If you have a crush on someone you dreamt about, it means that they are your crush. You like them! 

This is pretty obvious and not worth explaining in detail. It’s the same thing as if you were to dream about anything else that was important to you – family members, friends, pets or whatever else.

Dreams can be like mirrors for our subconscious thoughts and feelings. So if there’s one person who consistently makes an appearance in your dreams, it’s probably because there’s some underlying desire or feeling of attraction towards them.

2. It’s an indicator to move on

Your dreams could be telling you that it’s time to move on from the past and find a new path for yourself. If you’re dreaming about someone who recently broke your heart, it could be that your subconscious mind is trying to tell you that there’s nothing left for them in your life and it’s time to let them go.

If you’ve been struck with feelings for someone but aren’t sure if they feel the same way, dreams can give us insight into how others perceive us and their intentions toward us. If they are having dreams involving us as well, then this means they are thinking about us!

Lastly, if there seems to be no hope in sight for your current relationship—if you’ve tried everything and nothing seems to work—dreams may provide a glimpse into what could happen next if things continue like this. 

3. You have repressed doubt

The dream may be telling you that you need to deal with your doubts about what’s going on between the two of you. This can be anything from not being sure about their feelings for you, to not knowing if they’re right for you, or even whether or not you’re ready to commit.

When we dream of our crushes, there are a few different ways in which this could be interpreted. The first possibility is that we are repressing our doubt and anxiety over what is going on in the relationship; maybe we don’t know whether they like us back, or maybe we aren’t sure if they’re right for us. 

The second possibility is that they represent some aspect of ourselves that has been repressed because it’s too painful or threatening. Perhaps it reminds us of something else (maybe an ex-partner), but also makes us feel anxious as well. 

Finally, it could simply be an indication of how much importance this person means to us – dreaming about them indicates how important they are in our lives!

4. You fear abandonment

When you dream about your crush, it could mean that you’re afraid that the person you love will leave you, or your friends will stop hanging out with you. You’re worried about losing your family, or even losing your job. 

It’s a common feeling that everyone experiences at one point or another in their lives, but it can get overwhelming when it feels like everyone around you is abandoning you.

If this dream has stuck with you and made its way into other aspects of your life (like when a friend says she wants to go see a movie on Friday night and then cancels last minute), talk to someone about these feelings and see what they think might be causing these fears to run amok in your mind.

5. You’re rediscovering yourself 

If you are having dreams about your crush, it means that you are rediscovering yourself. You’re learning more about who you want to be and what interests you.

Maybe the dream of your crush is a reflection of the ups and downs of getting to know yourself better. Maybe they symbolize a sense of excitement at all the possibilities in front of you, or maybe they represent some fear around uncertainty. 

Either way, this dream can give us some insight into ourselves and our relationship with others.

6. You secretly like your nemesis 

You might be jealous of your nemesis’ success. You want to be them, but you’re afraid that if you become that person, you’ll lose yourself in the process. 

You’re afraid that if the two of you became one, we’d lose some of what makes you special or different from them. Maybe it’s not even their success at all—maybe it’s something else about them that has made such a mark on your life (or maybe they’re just annoying). 

Maybe they’ve changed something about themselves recently and now everything feels like it has shifted in a way that makes everything feel uncomfortable and unfamiliar again

In any case, dream about them often enough and there will be little doubt as to whether or not this is true.

7. It’s a sign to ask them out

Dreams are a way to explore our innermost thoughts, emotions and desires. It’s clear that this dream is a product of your subconscious mind. 

But what exactly does it mean? That depends on the context of your crush’s reaction. If you dreamed about them asking you out and they didn’t, it could be because you’re afraid of rejection. 

On the other hand, if they said no when you asked them out in your dream (and then again in real life), then it’s likely that fear is holding you back from taking any action at all when it comes to pursuing this person as more than just friends or acquaintances.

8. You’re keen on knowledge and growth

If your dream crush is teaching you something, it means that you are keen on expanding your knowledge and gaining new insights. 

The lesson could be as small as learning how to conjugate a verb or as large as understanding how to handle an emotional problem. 

It could also mean that the two of you were studying together and working hard in preparation for an exam, which would indicate that this person has become a mentor or teacher figure in your life.

9. You’re about to get good news

If you dream of your crush, then it means that you are about to get good news. 

This can be a job offer, a promotion, a raise, getting that new home or car or whatever else could be important in your life right now. 

To determine which one of these things is on its way to becoming reality for you, all that needs to happen is recognize what part of your life was taking center stage in the dream and ask yourself if there was anything different about it than usual.

10. Question your motives

If you dream about your crush, it might be that you’re trying to avoid something or distract yourself from something. If this is the case, ask yourself why you are doing that. 

Is it something you want to happen but feel like can’t? Or is it something that’s going to happen regardless of what you do? Are there other ways of dealing with this situation?

Once again, be honest with yourself! It’s easy to just say “It’s not a big deal” or “I don’t have time for this.” 

But if it really isn’t important in real life, why would it matter so much in your dreams? 

11. You have confidence

You’re a confident individual. You believe you have the ability to do whatever you want, and that includes making good decisions and getting what you want out of life. 

Your confidence is so strong that even your subconscious knows it—which is why it brings your crush into all of these dreams.

Your subconscious also knows how important self-worth is to feeling good about yourself. When someone likes or appreciates us as much as our crush does, we feel better about ourselves because they recognize how wonderful we are! 

That gives our subconscious all kinds of ideas for how to make sure our crush notices us more often (by dreaming about them), but that doesn’t mean it always works out the way we want.

12. You feel anxious

For some people, this dream is a sign that they may be experiencing an anxious mindset. 

If you regularly feel nervous or worried about something in your life, then these dreams could be your subconscious telling you to check in with yourself and figure out what’s making you so anxious.

If you are noticing that there is something specific in your life that makes it more difficult for you to sleep than others (for example: concern about missing work), consider doing things like taking time off from work or changing up the way that you commute so that it isn’t as stressful. 

Also consider whether there are any changes in your daily routine that could help reduce stress levels.

13. You’re struggling with yourself

You’re struggling with yourself when you dream about your crush. You’re not sure what to do and you don’t know what your motives are, which means that you’re questioning yourself. 

Maybe you want this person, but maybe it doesn’t feel right and maybe you’re trying to figure out what you want and how to tell them. Or maybe you’re trying to figure out how they feel about you. 

Or possibly, the dream is just a reflection of your own confusion or uncertainty about something else in your life. In any case, the dream can be an opportunity for self-reflection.

14. Your crush feels familiar

You may be attracted to someone who reminds you of someone else if you keep dreaming about your crush. From a purely romantic perspective, this could mean that you are looking for a replacement for someone you lost. 

Perhaps the dreamer was recently in a relationship with someone who left him or her, and now he or she is seeking someone new. This may also be true if the person in your dream reminds you of yourself. 

15. You’re learning your likes

Whether it’s a career path, a hobby, or an outfit, dreaming about your crush means you’re figuring out what makes you happy and how to achieve that for yourself.

You’re also discovering what you don’t like. Maybe your dream job isn’t all it’s cracked up to be in this dream—maybe there’s someone there who intimidates you or does something mean (or both). 

This can be frustrating because it means that even though we figure out our passions at some point in life, sometimes there are still barriers standing between us and happiness. It’s important not to give up if this happens; just keep pursuing your passion until everything falls into place!


We hope you enjoyed this guide to what it means when you dream about your crush. As I mentioned earlier, our dreams are often reflective of our own inner feelings and emotions.

So if you have been crushing on someone for quite some time now, it’s likely that these feelings will come out in your unconscious mind during sleep.

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